How many peer reviewers are there?

Generally, a minimum of 2 peer reviewers (up to 6) are chosen for the peer review. Peer reviewers are ideally experts in their field. Journals usually build a pool of peer reviewers that have a good track record of producing high-quality reviews.

Do peer reviewers know the identity of the author?

Reviewer doesn’t know the identity of the author, and vice-versa. The identity of the author and the reviewer is known by all participants, during or after the review process. Review report is posted with the published article. Reviewer can choose if they want to share their identity.

Why is peer review so important?

Peer review involves subjecting the author’s scholarly work and research to the scrutiny of other experts in the same field to check its validity and evaluate its suitability for publication. A peer review helps the publisher decide whether a work should be accepted.

How long should a peer review be?

Normally, a peer review takes me 1 or 2 days, including reading the supporting information. I almost always do it in one sitting, anything from 1 to 5 hours depending on the length of the paper. In my experience, the submission deadline for reviews usually ranges between 3 working days to up to 3 weeks.

How long should be a review paper?

Review articles vary considerably in length. Narrative reviews may range between 8,000 and 40,000 words (references and everything else included). Systematic reviews are usually shorter with less than 10,000 words. Function Helping readers to decide whether they should read the text or not.

How long does a medical peer review take?

two to four weeks